Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre set for new neighbours with housing submission
September 4 2018
Hypostyle Architects have come forward with proposals to build 90 flats in a linear perimeter block fronting Albert Drive, Glasgow, together with a western freestanding ‘feature block’ conjoined at ground and first floor level.
Enclosing an internal private court the scheme seeks to address the ‘hostile’ pedestrian environment of blank gables and undercroft parking around the Tramway Theatre by presenting wide balconies to the street, cantilevered out from the façade.
Outlining their proposals the architects observed: “The linear block has a relatively simple approach to massing with a shallow sloping roof creating a parapet detail to the public street. The roof forms as series of gables to the court elevation and provides a gentle undulating ridge line in contrast with the street elevations.
“The free-standing block repeats the parapet detail to the street but the contrasting undulating roof line is expressed on the elevation facing West. The massing of free-standing block has been articulated by providing large two storey recesses at ground level and by cranking the elevation to the West.”
Recessed closes set back from the street will further break up the façade with contrasting brick detailing used to provide interest and texture to the elevations.
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